Liberty Tavern

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$30 and under
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American
A modern, public house delivering an experience rooted in the heritage of our founding fathers. Liberty Tavern is a reborn American Gathering Place. Chef’s menu consists of classic dishes from our local farms featuring house-made signatures such as buttermilk fried chicken, local beer battered fish & chips, Omaha steaks, shareable dips and a crafted gastro burger menu. The Liberty Libations beverage section naturally pairs with Chef’s creations boasting a 70 bottle wine menu, 10 Beers on Draft and a one-of-kind “old is cool” cocktail list. The ambiance is relaxed with large booth seating, hard wood floors, candle lit tables all set to a vibrant, classic rock soundtrack. The service team harkens the old Tavern feel with warm, caring hospitality. A private dining room with seating up to 16 is ideal for company meetings to family affairs. The seasonal, outdoor patio with fireplace is an energetic setting for before and after concerts and events.
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KM
Omaha
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We'd have had a better dining experience at a homeless shelter. The buffet was not in the usual dining room where we had enjoyed two previous Thanksgiving dinners, which apparently is undergoing renovations but haphazardly tossed together in a 2nd floor meeting room. Makeshift dining tables with oversized tablecloths were set up in the hallway outside. Many of the trays were empty; we had to find someone to let them know and then wait for more to be brought out. The food was good but completely cold. When we complained to a manager, he dashed off "to see about getting the trays heated properly" but didn't bother to apologize. We had to ask our waiter if there was a microwave available.
Before making the reservation I visited the Liberty Tavern website. Neither their website nor Open Table's made any mention of the renovations or inconvenience.
Hilton should be ashamed. Our waiter plainly was and comped our meal.

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went for Thanksgiving. restaurant was closed and thanksgiving buffet was in ballroom. It was a big disappointment compared to prior years.

FH
Omaha
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My friend in I really enjoyed our experience for Thanksgiving at Liberty Tavern. I would have give it five stars on everything but my goodness: no mashed potatoes on with a Turkey, dressing and gravy dinner? Only cold chunked up fried potatoes that had sweet apples in them. And did I say they were cold. That was a huge disappointment to me. They did have a lovely sweet potato casserole that was perfect. But they should have really had mashed potatoes and the meal would have been perfect! And I did think it strange that there were no vegetables. Other then a green salad and a pasta salad. No corn, no green bean casserole. I thought that odd.

The meat however, was perfection. The turkey was moist and savory, the prime rib was fork tender along with a wonderful horseradish sauce. I would go again for the meat alone!!! Our server was very good and I enjoyed the festive atmosphere. Oh one more thing that would improve is either the size or shape of the two top tables. They were too small and too short to get ones legs under. My friend and I are both tall women and it was impossible to get comfortable at the table.

But I enjoyed the meal and ate more then I should, I would possibly go again next year. If they just had some mashed potatoes!!

JI
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Let me start by saying I have spent several Holidays eating at the Liberty Tavern and have had excellent experiences. Today, that was not the case. The meal was served in the ballroom area of the hotel this year but i do not think that was a factor in my issues.
There seemed to be plenty of staff, both wait staff and folks in the Buffett area, but our waiter was mostly absent and we had to ask others for drink refills. The food itself was warm at best. Prime rib, stuffing, turkey and the gravy, everything. No one was tending to the food keeping it stirred and hot. Needles to say the experience was not was I expecting. I will at some point come back to try again but for Easter we will be trying the Marriott.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

I was disappointed this year. We have come there at least 10 times for Easter, and thanksgiving. I will be looking for some place else this upcoming Easter. Moving it up stairs it took away from it. Roaming around that ballroom to find your food was not ideal at all. It made it seem like there was no food. I was kind of embarrassed because I brought my daughters new BF and he is a manager for several local restaurants. He made the comment that we would wear off the calories just getting our food. There were tons of empty tables and we were sat at the second from the end. The person seating us knew I was having a difficult time getting to the table and still she took us so far.

The choice of food seemed very limited compared to previous yrs. the corn bread stuffing had a lot to be desired. The prime roast was weird mainly because the worker had a knife that was so dull. Went back to our table and I could cut it with the butter knife faster then he did with a carving knife. We all laughed at our table because of that. The shrimp was over cooked. I don’t eat turkey so can only go with my daughter who said it was so dry. She took her plate back in and put gravy on it to eat it. She doesn’t eat red meat and the salmon was over cooked as well. Only 2 types of salad dressing and neither a vinaigrette was a bad call as well. Dorothy lynch seriously. The pumpkin brûlée top was not crunchy. You could sink your spoon in, no crunch. The other desserts we had were good. We had lots being we didn’t eat much of the savory side of your buffet. Having breakfast food was disappointing as well. A $30 Thanksgiving dinner with bacon and eggs is weird.

So between moving it upstairs and the difficulty in getting up there and the food we will not be back. We all said that we could have been as happier if we went to Golden Corral, not impressed this yr.

I am giving this review only to tell you If your count is down next yr.

DM
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Dinner was moved to the banquet rooms instead of the normal dining area. Food temp was an issue due to the move. Service was excellent!

JP
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience2

We have been to Liberty Tavern many times this had to be the worst. 1. Ordered a martini on the rocks and it came as a regular martini no rocks. I was billed for a double at a whopping $22. I did not order a double and had I known I would not have ordered two but yes the bill for my 2 martini on the rocks came to $44. When I asked for validation for parking which open table had said they would for a 4 hour period the servers and the manager said they do not validate. Will not be going back.

MS
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made 1230 lunch reservations. Went through the hassle of parking in garage at hotel. Went in to restaurant. Not a soul in sight except two people with watery drinks at the bar. Walked around the restaurant looking for people. Went to front desk and they called restaurant. No one answered. Left to another restaurant down the street. Frustrated with not only the no show staff but also the hassle of parking.

RT
Omaha
17 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! The Omaha Steaks and the Fish n Chips were excellent. Our service was friendly and fast.

OT
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Going to eat here was very uneventful. The food wasn't as good as we had hoped and very pricey. We won't be back. Best part was earning a 1000 points on Open table.

BV
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Terribly average. Maybe it would be different at a different time of day. Saturday lunch was a boring "hotel lobby restaurant" atmosphere with decidedly average food. "THE" tomato soup should skip the "THE".

J
Omaha
34 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were there on a very busy Sunday morning, but having a reservation seems to be a must. I ordered the egg white Fritatta, which they indicated would take 10 minutes, which was fine. However, when this arrived, it was not a fritatta at all, but rather scrambled eggs(not egg whites) in an small, oval cast iron casserole. To the best of my knowledge, a fritatta is supposed to be flat. It tasted OK, but was not what I was expecting.

A
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

There was a "pre charity event" crowd in the bar, with a DJ spinning tunes at a level that was 10x louder than the Phil Collins convert at the CHI later that evening. The restaurant is adjacent with no noise barrier, so for the first half of our meal, we leaned across the table and upped our volume to talk. Luckily the crowd made its way upstairs to the ballroom and the DJ turned down the volume.

We were seated at a very small table for 2 up against a wall with very uncomfortable chairs. It was okay once I angled my chair so that I was sitting back in the chair with my legs crossed. But sitting normally in the chair for an hour and a half would not have been fun.

Our server was pleasant, her only faux pas was to drop off our bottle of wine and she's be back t open it (about 10 minutes later). Luckily it was a twist top, so we didn't wait.

The food was better than we expected. So, good marks for that. It took a tad longer to get it out, but not egregiously. The server offered to comp us our main courses "because of the wait", but we said no. It wasn't close to being a problem. The price was fine.

I don't know if the ridiculous noise level was just an aberration, but I think that there are better options downtown for a pre-concert dinner.

KR
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Watch out on the drinks - 3 off menu drinks cost $54

JE
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute night out pre symphony, food was all good, no complaints. Would eat there again

KP
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Omaha Restaurant Week. Food and service were both exemplary. Highly recommend

PG
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We ate here before a concert. The location is perfect for an event at the CHI Health Center arena. It was packed but the filet was perfectly cooked

A
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for lunch. It was nice and quiet. The service was prompt and they have a ice of foods to please different palates. The shrimp and grits were very tasty and the shrimp well cooked although overall the dish was a little oily. That didn’t stop me from enjoying all the cheesy goodness of the grits, though! It was just a nice, comfortable place to have a sit-down lunch and enjoy the cool air during the hot summer.

VH
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. Enjoyed our wedding rehearsal dinner!

OT
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Waitress was overworked. Had approx 20 tables to service. Was out of four items on limited selection menu. I got the last fish and chips at 6 pm. Took over an hour to get food and when we arrived the were only 6 tables occupied. Other tables got food before us and they came in after us. Manager never came over to ask us about our dining experience. Saw her standing in back of restaurant and she rarely helped her over worked staff.

LL
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though it was a concert night and quite busy in the restaurant, our experience was a great one! Our server was wonderful, very caring and concerned to be sure our experience was enjoyable.

BD
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We stopped in for dinner on way to see Chris Stapleton great time and very close to the concert.

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Restaurant is looking very tired and not very clean.

GI
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Convenient restaurant located next to CHI Health Arena. Perfect location for dinner and drinks. Limited menu but a good selection. Food was delicious. Great service but it was a bit on the slow side as they were very busy with a concert going on that evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Restaurant furnishings very dusty and dirty. Poor service from wait staff. Brought wrong order to our table twice during the meal. Salmon was sent back due to under cooking.

N
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I don't believe the food was as good as it was the previous time we dined with you. The food was OK, just a little disappointed.

RT
Omaha
18 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Steak - the Filet Mignon from Omaha Steaks is flavored with Coffee Bean rub. I found it very enjoyable. Nice wine list and service was friendly.

RT
Omaha
18 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressive - Lunch was well crafted and Buttermilk Fried Chicken Wedge salad was delicious. Great place for a business lunch.

KS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

There was a 1000pt special to dine here so my Fiance and I took the 9pm time slot for the 1000pts. Turns out the restaurant was closed, but they keep the hotel bar open and served food there... The grilled cheese was awful (how do you mess this up) and I can't say my pork chop was anything special for $30. The service was awful. The waitress forgot about us and was paying attention to the guest in the bar. We were driving through Omaha in a box truck and parking was almost impossible. It would have been nice to know it was a hotel restaurant and that the actual restaurant was closed. Not sure if we even got our points.

CB
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

No bread was offered, no desert offered, limited sides. No coke products. Steak had way too much fat. No filet on the menu.

RT
Omaha
18 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Omaha steaks and Oberon by the glass. Friendly service.

M
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our Server was awesome, she knew that out dining time was limited and she was very attentative!

JH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very pleasant. Relaxed and casual. Above average food and friendly service.

K
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding all around! Great service and tasty food, perfect for our business lunch. Will be back and will definitely recommend!

DW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Each year we have come for brunch on significant holidays, Mother's Day, etc. Every year has been wonderful. This year the food selection was diminished and there were not as many offerings for children, which we have four. I did not feel like it was a very good value. The wait staff was excellent as well as the ambience. Thanks for soliciting my opinion

RT
Omaha
18 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for Brunch - the new Chef has really done a great job with the delicious offerings.

V
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our server was nice, foodtasted good, but the floors were filthy. It was BH Shareholders weekend, but it wasn't busy at all. No reason the floors should have been so dirty. The bathroom seemed like it hadn't been cleaned in a week. No trash on the floor there, but it smelled.

S
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxing dining. The Chicken beast w pico and salmon with shrimp was delicious. Very friendly staff. We return every year for lunch while attending Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meetings.

RT
Omaha
18 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday Brunch - was terrific! Food was delicious and the offerings were bountiful. Highly recommend a holiday brunch here. We've been coming here for years.

DK
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

There is no restaurant. We were very disappointed to learn that the staff has changed, no one was there and the server was very honest when ask and said we may want to go somewhere else.